Losses

I have entered in to the time of losses, Not the losses of youth - which normally is encompassed by material things, no, I and those I know are in the phase of life where we feel the losses of others, more keenly because we know that we are closing in on the end, ourselves. …

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Mirror

I rarely see myself, actually - never, in fiction, or in life. I see my qualities and those I aspire to, and some I wish I did not have, but I never see "me". I can identify with those who delightedly discover a version of themselves represented in a book, a play, a tv show, …

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Dawn

In the gold and pink of the start of dawn, the few wisps of clouds glowed green this morning. We heard the swoosh swoosh of a raven flying low above our heads, wings reflecting prisms at our barely shielded eyes. Still we stared at greenish clouds captured in an odd arc of rainbow through the …

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Distance

I walk, zombie-like pre-coffee, to the bathroom, where I step around a small white dog, who isn't here but is. My own furries stare at the space where Sara, who is hundreds of miles away, stands briefly before fading. I splash cold water at my sleep filled eyes, and listen, but my furbabies have gone …

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